NBC The More You Know: Disability Awareness

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If all you see is the disability…you might be missing a lot. People with disabilities are just people. – Meredith Vieira, NBC News “The federal government defines a person with a disability as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more “major life activities.” According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 49.7 million Americans …

A Love Supreme

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A Love Supreme is a ten minute black and white documentary film produced by Nilesh Patel in 2001. This film was a tribute to Patel’s mother, who lives with rheumatoid arthritis. The goal was to create a record of her skilled hands preparing samosas, in case they became affected by RA in the future. “Seen on a big screen, the …

Changing The Rules Of The Game

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As Memorial Day weekend approaches, Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy got to thinking about all of the summer games he used to play when he was a little boy. This was always such a wonderful time of the year! School was over, and the day was filled with endless days of playing outside with other kids in the neighborhood. Meals were mere …

Voices Of RA: The Caregiver

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Today’s post is dedicated to all the caregivers out there. They are true unsung heroes. Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy has a partner of almost ten years, who has been by my side during every step of our journey through rheumatoid arthritis. From attending every doctors appointment with me, to picking up the slack around the house, to giving me a shoulder …

More Personal Stories Of RA

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Another Alice: An Inspiring True Story of a Young Woman’s Battle to Overcome Rheumatoid Arthritis Alice Peterson Jodie’s Journey Colin Thiele Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts on My Life, Love, and Leading Roles Kathleen Turner and Gloria Feldt Many thanks to Jennifer for suggesting these additional books on personal stories of rheumatoid arthritis. I have created a new page RA & …